Why Modesty?

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Dress how you want to be addressed. If people see through your actions and dress that you don’t respect yourself, they won’t likely respect you either. Maybe you have never thought about it that way. I’m not saying that it’s wrong to wear pants and you won’t be respected if you do. Not at all. I think wearing pants is fine, even if I don’t choose to wear them often. I am saying that when you decide to put on something that you know is too small, short, revealing, or sheer, you could be giving the message that you don’t value yourself enough. You are more than something to look at, and you need to give the message that you deserve respect.

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You were created to be a female. You were created to be feminine. Sadly, that message has been lost in our society today. Women try so hard to be ‘equal’ or ‘better’ than men, but that is ridiculous and shouldn’t be our goal. Dressing femininely shows that you know who you are and you are not ashamed. Because being feminine is definitely not something to be ashamed of! ; )

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God commands women to cover themselves. It is obeying and worshiping Him when you decide to reject the ‘normal’ way of dressing for something better. God desires for his daughters to be discreet, chaste, meek, and modest. The word Christian is so loosely thrown around, but it literally means follower of Christ. Simply believing in Jesus doesn’t make you a Christian. Dying to self and following his commands does. Maybe one day you find an outfit that you really like, but in your heart you know that it isn’t what your King would want for you to wear. When you decide to obey God instead of your own desires, He will be pleased and you will be rewarded.

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I know I have some younger readers, so I am going to be vague.

Our world isn’t very safe anymore. There are a lot of horrible things that happen and it is sad to all of us. I in no way believe that women are responsible for sins that men commit against them. I think it is our responsibility to not knowingly dress in a way that could be a temptation, though. It goes two ways. We should desire to build up our brothers in Christ and dressing modestly is one way we can do that. Also, do you really want to be looked at in an unkind way?

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As a Christian, you are called to be salt and light to the world. People should be able to see that you are not like the rest. Through your actions and in how you conduct yourself. We are called to be in the world but not of it, which means that we should not be worldly in manner or speech. Dressing modestly will set you apart as a Christian. You don’t desire the world’s approval or praise. You care about the One whose opinion matters most. Being modest is a witness and can and will open up opportunities to share the Gospel.

Thank you for visiting today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 thoughts on “Why Modesty?

  1. Neat. I’ve read your mother’s blog off and on, and now I just stumbled upon yours at the Modest Mom linkup. Neat to see the connection, but even more awesome to see that you’re not just dressing this way b/c your parents want you to, but because you share the same convictions as they do! God bless!

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    1. It is important to have your own standards! : ) Very thankful for parents who encourage me to think about these things as well. Glad you stopped by, Jacqueline!

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  2. Hi!!!!!!!!!!

    I know you probably posted this *ahem* post a long time ago but I wanted to say/ask you two things if you don’t mind 🙂
    1) I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog 🙂 It is awesome that I am not alone in wearing modest clothes!!! 🙂
    2) How did you get your hair that long!!!! I REALY want longer hair so if you could give me a couple hints that would be awesome!!!!

    Okay I lied 🙂 one more thing and PLEASE do not answer this if you do not want to!!
    How old we’re you when you started wearing make-up (if you do)? Do you think 14 (almost 15) is too young?? I don’t now but want to start wearing make-up…….

    THANKS!!!!!
    Keep Posting!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 😉

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    1. Hey! I’m so glad to meet you! Thanks so much for the sweet comment! : )
      I don’t have any secrets on my long hair. It just… grows. I rarely cut it; just a trim twice a year. This sounds funny, but one time a girl asked me if I use horse shampoo on it. (Thanks!) Well, supposedly it works. I know it sounds strange! : )
      I may not be the best person to ask about how old to wear makeup. I’m pretty sure I started wearing it when I was about 10. ; ) Personally, I now think that that is too young, but I wore it really light. Just lip gloss and pale pink eye shadow. I started mascara at about 13. : )
      I think that makeup can be really pretty to accent your natural features, and I try to not wear it too heavy. Again, light pinks and subtle browns and tans are my favorite. : )
      Have a wonderful day! : )

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  3. Hey girly, really liked this!! I found this really encouraging. I wore skirts for almost 11 years (from 11 years old until I was almost 21) and for all of these reasons. Even though I wear pants now, I’m glad I only wore skirts through my teen years because it taught me a LOT about femininity, and helped me have a safe place to learn where I was comfortable making boundaries. Even though I wear pants now, I am still very conservative with the way that I wear them (I’m also married now, and my husband helps me find the right standard).
    Anyways, you remind me a lot of how I was your age, and so I found this really encouraging. I’m also a modest fashion blogger!
    Glad I found you, will definitely be checking back at your blog:)

    <3, Casey Capra
    caseygcapra.blogspot.com

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